Podcast 170: Fibromyalgia Demons

As Martin prepared for this Podcast, he had to relive his memories of having it. Click here if you’d like to read the whole story of his descent into illness and how he came back to vibrant health.

Fibromyalgia is considered by some as a syndrome or collection of symptoms and by others as a disease entity. The doctors of the world are getting serious about the condition and now have meetings such as the “Copenhagen Fibromyalgia Symposium”. The outstanding symptoms are pain (in muscles and joints) and stiffness.

It is generally accepted that this must be whole body pain with representatives on both sides and above and below the waist.

The list of symptoms is impressive and diversified. Some doctors now include what is called “The Fibro Five” which are; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Irritable Bowel, Interstitial Cystitis, Migraine Headache. Some include sleep disorders. In most severe cases the victims are not able to maintain employment.

Author: Martin Pytela